Episode Date July 1, 2021
Featured Guest Jordan Dinwiddie
Featured Book "Nubia: Real One" by L.L. McKinney

Episode Summary

Jordan Dinwiddie reading from L.L. McKinney’s Nubia: Real One and discussing being a woman of colour in the world of advertising.

Who’s your favourite superhero? And now … what’s the colour of their skin? Excluding greens and blues and purples, there aren’t that many Superheroes of Colour. But did you know that Wonder Woman has a black twin sister? In this episode, award-winning copywriter Jordan Dinwiddie introduces us to Wonder Woman’s sister Nubia, and discusses the importance of recognising and embracing your power. Jordan, who works at Wieden + Kennedy, has been behind many ads that we see daily, including ads featuring Lebron James, and notable black women in sports.

Jordan reads two pages from the graphic novel ‘Nubia: Real One’ by L.L. McKinney. [reading begins at 20:08]

Hear us talk about:

  • Forging partnerships. [9:41]
  • Having productive conversations and disagreements without breaking a relationship. [14:23]
  • Having your powers acknowledged: “Stop hiding your powers and step into it.” [21:01]
  • Holding onto your sense of power, identity, and politics in environments where there are forces pulling you away from them. [23:38]
  • Creating and building a community for other women of colour. [25:16]
  • “It is an act of activism to be 100% yourself.” [27:53]

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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